If you're anything like us, you've started quite the jewelry collection!
While we're all quarantining and spending extra time at home these days, you might find yourself doing some spring cleaning. We've brainstormed some ways that you can organize all of your special gems and jewelry -- keeping them neatly sorted while showing them off!
A good ol' jewelry box is a great way to store your precious sparkles! They make it easy to keep your pieces organized in a compact space, while still being functional. Jewelry boxes come in almost any size or style, so no matter the size of your own collection there's one that'll work for you. Some jewelry boxes also have stackable compartments, so you can add more space as your collection grows.
We love a jewelry box with hooks for a convenient way to store your necklaces and chains without worrying about them getting tangled. Especially as we continue to create more everyday o+p necklaces, these hooks are an absolute must for us!
Homde | West Elm | Stackers
Jewelry Storage Tray
If you prefer to keep your jewels stored away and lowkey, and your counter space uncluttered and minimalistic, then keeping your gems in a drawer organizer may be the way to go. Depending on your jewelry collection - cuff bracelets, delicate pendants, dangle earrings, etc. there are many different types of drawer inserts you can find online. Make space for every piece so you can easily see everything you have - this makes accessorizing much easier.
Tip: Using drawer organizers can also be a good way to store your sunglasses!
Time to shine! If you prefer to show off your crystals and totally let them sparkle, a wall or vanity counter -top display may be the route for you! Next time you're in a decor or furniture store, see if they have any beautiful jewelry displays or little trays you can use to put your jewelry on. Necklace busts and vintage bottles are a chic way to display your necklaces, as well as repurposed candle vessels!
Summeradams.com | Pottern Barn | BiieiiDisplay
Grab and Go-Travel Jewelry Case
If you find yourself always scrambling to pack your pretty pieces for your next adventure, a travel jewelry case is a good way to keep your jewels safe and organized as they patiently wait for their vacay debut! Most compact travel cases also have little compartments that you can use to hold things like lip gloss, hair ties, vitamins and other little necessities - this is perfect for carrying around in your handbag as a multipurpose pouch.
DIY Necklace Storage
Looking for a fun DIY project? Get crafty and out your hammer! There are many fun ways you can craft up a jewelry organizer, just the way you like.
For a cool and naturesque way to hang your necklaces, take a trip to the beach and scout out a cool piece of driftwood. Then, just attach knobs and hooks!
If a paintbrush is more your speed, find any unique, twisty tree branch and your favorite color paint. Paint the branch however you like, and secure it to any type of pot or vase.
Tip: For a modern look try using a gold or silver chrome paint!
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DIY Bracelet Display
For an easy do-it-yourself jewelry stand that is perfect for your bracelets (and looks great on your vanity), we love this video tutorial! You will need a few different materials: a candle holder, wooden dowel, and hot glue or super glue. Glue the wooden dowel to the center of the candle holder. You can easily spruce up the stand with paint or any extra decorations for a more personalized finishing touch! As an alternative, you can also create this using a paper towel roll, and magazines!
Unique Jewelry Storage Ideas
Get creative! You may have the perfect jewelry organizer in your home already, you just don't know it yet ;) Vintage teacups may be the perfect little babies to store your favorite rings and little things!
Here's how some of the olive + piper team organize their jewelry at home!
Clarissa, Jewelry Designer | Luna, Orders & Fulfillment
Olivia, Orders & Fulfillment
Thanh, Operations and Wholesale
"I keep good jewelry boxes & bags and store pieces in there when I can. The big box has foam with slits so I store rings and earrings there. Chain necklaces and bracelets are kept in jewelry pouches and in a larger pouch to keep organized. I keep earring backings in a pouch as I always lose them."
Have some hold homewares lying around? If you have a cheese grater, paint it your favorite color (we recommend white!) and use it to store your drop earrings for a shabby chic look. What about a tiered cake stand that only makes an appearance on special occasions? These are perfect to be on display year round to showcase your beautiful jeweled goodies!
Looking For Ways to Extend the Life of Your Fashion Jewelry?
This is one of the most important questions we get!
All fashion jewelry may tarnish over time, but there are a lot of things you can do to keep your jewelry shiny and good as new! This all comes down to how you care for your pieces! We always recommend storing your jewelry in environments that are cool and dry (avoid the steamy bathroom!), and always make sure you remove your jewelry before showering or working out. Be mindful when applying perfumes, lotions, and sunscreens. To be safe it is always good to put your jewelry as the last step of your morning routine!
It may not be glamorous, but if you are worried about your fashion jewelry pieces tarnishing, we recommend storing each piece in a Ziploc bag! Without being exposed to the air, your pieces will not oxidize over time.
We also carry an amazing protective spray called Tarnish Me Not, which is designed to prolong the life of your pieces, as well as protect your skin from any irritation you may experience if you are sensitive to various metals!
Clean your pieces and do a quick spray over top of them. Let them air dry, and you're ready to shine!
For more details, read our post: How to Keep Your Jewelry from Tarnishing